College of Engineering Hall of Fame gained two new members
MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame inducted two new members on March 29.
Induction to the hall is the highest honor bestowed on its alumni by the college. The honorees were recognized for their professional success and accomplishment, involvement with and support of the College of Engineering, dedication to Kansas State University, and professional and public service.
The honorees were:
B.S. K-State 1969
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr.
M.S. K-State 1989
Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. is a 1989 graduate of Kansas State University with a master's degree in industrial engineering. He is also a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds a Master of Science from Long Island University. Caslen became the 59th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2013. Previous to this assignment, he served as chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. Other prior deployments and assignments include serving as the commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth; commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and commanding general of the Multi-National Division-North during Operation Iraqi Freedom; commandant of cadets for the U.S. Military Academy; and deputy director for the War on Terrorism, J-5, the Joint Staff. Caslen's awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters.
The College of Engineering is proud to have such outstanding alums!